Aggressive Gosling

Discussion in 'Geese' started by AKhippychicken, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. AKhippychicken

    AKhippychicken New Egg

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    Hey,
    I have had two Chinese white goslings together since they were five days old in a brooder in the house. They are now 4ish weeks and in the feathering process.
    They have always been great goslings, but in the past week one has taken to charging my son and nipping at him. The other has not shown any of this aggressive behaviors. Up until this point they seemed to love my son and often chose to follow him over me while we are working in the yard. I'm wondering if anyone has any advise as to correcting this problem before the gosling grows into an adult? I am also wondering if this aggression could be any proof that the gosling is a gander?
    I would hate to have to get rid of it, but if I can't break this habit, our poor little Pig (that's it's name) will not outlive fall.
    (As a note, my son is 3.5 years old so while he is very good with them, he does make a lot of noise in the house and runs around in the yard.)
     

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